Welcome to our

Post-graduation event!


17 March 2021 • 19h CET

The Post-graduation event will be held virtually via Teams and is open to all BME students, alumni, and staff. You can join by clicking the link below (will be made available the day of the event).

 

On this page, you'll also find: the profiles of the alumni who'll present their post-graduation journey on the event; LinkedIn tips for post-graduation; an overview of post-graduation options with our BME partners and; practical information about your double degree.

Tip: click the profile picture of the alumni to connect on LinkedIn!

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Louise Alkins

Class of 2020

UAB

UCLL

Coventry

Continuing education

Bridging programme to MBA -

Master of Business Administration

1+1 years

Business Practice

Digital Marketing
Bon App!

KU Leuven,

Brussels

China

Francesca Putzolu

Class of 2020

Kolding

UCLL

Coventry

Continuing education

Master in Tourism Economics

and Management

1 year

Business Practice

Business Project (UCLL)
AB InBev

Università

Ca' Foscari,

Venice

Belgium

Paul Heymans

Class of 2019

UCLL

Rennes

Kolding

Continuing education

Advanced Bachelor in Business

Management - Entrepreneurship

1 year (Dutch)

Business Practice

Marketing & Sales
GymPass

Work

Real Estate Consultant

Engel & Völkers Leuven

Start-ups FlexFit & PAUL

UCLL,

Leuven

The  Netherlands

Belgium

Wouter Meuldermans

Class of 2016

UCLL

Coventry

Kolding

Continuing education

Master of Science in

International Business

1 year

Business Practice

Sustainability Division
Otago Polytechnic

Work

Chief Executive Officer

BioQuest Alliance

WorldEscrow (12 years)

Coventry University,

Coventry

New-Zealand

Belgium

Marie Demesmaeker

Class of 2020

UAB

UCLL

LSBU

Continuing education

Bridging programme to Master of

Arts - Corporate Communication

1+1 years (Dutch)

Business Practice

Marketing and Events
Red Bull

KU Leuven,

Leuven

Belgium

Diana Uşurelu

Class of 2020

Kolding

UCLL

Coventry

University

of Groningen,

Groningen

Germany

Robin De Smet

Class of 2020

Kolding

UCLL

LSBU

Continuing education

Advanced Bachelor in Business

Management - Entrepreneurship

1 year (Dutch)

Business Practice

Marketing

Groep Alain Broekaert

Work

Start-up Label You

UCLL,

Leuven

​​

Belgium

BME alumni

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UCLL

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Reach out to our alumni via LinkedIn to hear about other post-graduation options!

Post-graduation x LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a powerful tool to use when exploring post-graduation options. Below, you'll find a couple of tips that can help you in your search.

Post-graduation at BME

Most BME partners offer post-graduation options. Check out the link below to see which ones are available! These are updated on a regular basis.

1. Update your LinkedIn profile


First, obviously, make sure that your LinkedIn profile is up to date. Have you added your final year? Did you add your internship(s)? Possibly the topic of your thesis? Have you updated your picture? Have you connected with fellow students at your third-year partner? That way, your profile will make a lot more sense to recruiters or fellow alumni who'll look you up during your post-graduation exploration.




2. Get recommended and get endorsed for your skills


It's possible on LinkedIn to boost your profile with recommendations and skills endorsements. As for recommendations, you can ask some fellow students you've worked closely with whether they would want to give a testimony on their experience with you and to strengthen your connection, you can do the same in return. Additionally, you can also request recommendations from people in your network like former internship mentors, lecturers of courses you were good at, or supervisors of your student job(s). Don't overdo it though, you wouldn't want very valuable and accurate recommendations to not stick out in a sea of irrelevant recommendations. As for skills endorsements, the more the merrier. Make sure the three top skills that are highlighted on your profile actually represent the ones that you think are most relevant. These top skills are going to be the ones that are endorsed the most by your connections, so it's best to pick the right ones. Just like recommendations, you can technically ask the same people as above to endorse you for the skill, but in reality this is going to be more of a natural process. Usually, when you endorse someone for a certain skill, they'll endorse you back.




3. Use the Alumni tool


Use the LinkedIn Alumni tool to check out what other alumni from BME or BME partners did. You can do this by visiting the pages of BME or the BME partners and click on their Alumni tab (if available). Filter on where alumni live, work, their domain, and their studies to find the alumni most relevant for your search. Then just reach out and make use of the power of the BME community.

Of course, this will work best if all students and alumni share their BME journey on LinkedIn. Check out this article on the topic!




4. Be #OpenToWork


If you're looking for a job, try letting recruiters know you're #OpenToWork with this new feature ( more info).




5. Search keywords on LinkedIn


If you're interested in a specific field of studies or a specific industry, search LinkedIn for some relevant keywords, possibly in the form of a hashtag. If you want to work in market research, a search on #marketresearch will maybe reveal some of your connections who post about this. Or maybe you'll find some companies that are very active in this field and close to you. People, schools, and companies post on LinkedIn all the time, so use this bulk of information to your advantage!




6. Check out LinkedIn job openings


LinkedIn actually has a section where companies can post job openings (more info). This is not used as frequently in all countries over the world, but it doesn't hurt to check! You can sometimes even apply directly via LinkedIn, if the company has activated this feature. In that case, make sure your LinkedIn is properly up to date (tip #1) so the recruiter of the company immediately has a good overview of what makes your profile unique! Additional tip: if you see someone in your network posting a job opening, make sure to contact them directly. This might give you a positive head start!





Practical information FAQ (3BME)

When will I receive my Diploma?


Your UCLL diploma will be issued in February 2022. In the meantime, you can use the Certificate of your diploma which has the same value as your actual diploma. The partner institution will issue your second degree, so it is best to check with the local Student Administration to find out when you can expect their official degree.




When and how will I receive the Certificate of my diploma from UCLL?


Once all exam boards have come to a close at the partner institutions, UCLL will create your Certificate. The timing differs from partner to partner. Most Certificates will be ready in the first week of July 2021. However, Rennes School of Business usually doesn't hold its Exam Boards until September/October 2021, meaning we will not be able to make these Certificates until then. Should you need a proof of succesful completion of the BME programme sooner, we can provide you with an attestation.

Certificates (as well as your UCLL Transcript) can be downloaded from KU Loket. You should still have access to this platform and if not, just let us know and we will help you out!




What double degree will I get?


You will receive:

  1. The degree from the institution where you graduate in year 3:
    • Coventry University
      "Bachelor (Hons) in European Business Management"
    • London South Bank University
      "Bachelor (Hons) in Marketing"
    • Rennes School of Business
      "International Bachelor Programme in Management"
    • University of Worcester
      "Bachelor (Hons) in International Business Management"
    • Dublin Business School
      "Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Marketing"
    • Fachhochschule Aachen
      "Bachelor of Science in International Business Studies"
  2. The degree "Bachelor Business Management - Marketing" from University Colleges Leuven-Limburg (UCLL), Belgium. This degree is accredited by the NVAO.
This means you will literally get two different degrees and not one degree with the two names.




What is a Flemish "professional bachelor"? (UCLL degree)


You can find a good overview of the system of Higher Education in Flanders via the website of Study in Flanders. In a nutshell, your professional bachelor offers you access in Flanders to:

  1. a one-year advanced bachelor, immediately, like UCLL Advanced Business Management (English options are: Design Thinking & Innovation and International Management); and/or
  2. a bridge programme which prepares your for an academic master's
Take into account that this is specifically for Flanders. Depending on the country, your UCLL degree can also provide access to a master's immediately.





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